Originally Posted by protc3
with pocketed chassis you can get bowing sometimes.the construction of the carbon fiber has alot to do with it.the way the panels are made,the layers are all based off the center core.for example,they lay the center core layer and then each and every layer is layed on top and below the center.in other words,mirrored.when they press the material to form the panel,the resin is heated and liquified.when it liquifies there is expansion.when it cools and hardens the resin contracts and the fibers do not which creates stress but being that the layers are mirrored off the center layer,they counterbalance eachother in a sense keeping the panel extremely flat.once you remove material from one side you relieve the stress from 1 side and it can buckle.every time i am doing a chassis that will require pocketing,i have it layed differently to accomodate this process.im not saying that hudy did not do this but it is possible for c/f to buckle when pocketing.
This is XRAY'S reply:
Thank you for your email and your interest in Xray products. The
manufactured from original graphite panels which are guaranteed by the
manufacturer to be within certain tolerance and flateness. The graphite
material we have been using is some of the world's best and most
manufacturers. This means that the chassis is also manufacturer within
certain manufacturing tolerance based on the material. Some kind of
unevenness of the chassis will not have any negative influence or
Important is that after mounting the bulkheads on the chassis and to
deck when you place the car on the droop gauges under front suspension
under rear suspensions that the car sits in flat on these droop gauges.
Please see this tech tip where you can read how to put the car on the
production every chassis is individually controlled and inspected for
tweak and thus all chassis which are getting into the kits are for sure
correct and good. In extreme cases when the chassis is extremely
more than 2mm we will of course replace any such chassis under
you believe you have some deffective chassis we will have no problem to
inspect it and in case it will be found defective it will be replaced.
I suggest that you first check if the chassis sits flatly on the droop
gauges, if yes, then you do not need to worry at all.
If I can help you in any other way just let us know. We will be more
happy to assist you or help you out.